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Artist Studio / Laneway House in Vancouver, Canada by Campos Leckie Studio

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

Article source: campos leckie studio

This project is a lane way structure that was designed prior to the City of Vancouver’s Laneway Housing Initiative.  It was conceived with two specific programmatic scenarios in mind – and immediate requirement for an 800sf working artist’s studio, storage space, and covered parking space; as well as a future agenda to be able to easily occupy the structure into a one-bedroom lane way dwelling.


Exterior View

  • Architect: Campos Leckie Studio
  • Name of Project: Artist Studio / Laneway House
  • Location: Vancouver, Canada


B5 Building in Milan, Italy by Barreca & La Varra

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Article source: Barreca & La Varra

In the north-eastern outskirts of Milan, as part of the restructuring of the former industrial core that houses the RCS Media group, the new office building B5 designed by Barreca & La Varra studio has just been completed. The building is an integral part of a master plan intended for research and intellectual work and contributes to the incredible transformation which the production areas at the edge of the city have undergone over the past few years.

Image Courtesy Paolo Rosselli

  • Architects: Barreca & La Varra
  • Project: B5 Building
  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Client: Iniziativa Immobiliare Due s.r.l. (Prelios S.p.A. – Morgan Stanley – RCS Mediagroup)
  • Development management: Prelios S.p.A.
  • Schematic design, design development and artistic supervision: Barreca & La Varra (Gianandrea Barreca, Giovanni La Varra)


Studio GT SP in São Paulo, Brazil by Studio Guilherme Torres

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

Article source: Studio Guilherme Torres

This house is an original construction of the 40s, it belonged to a great Brazilian artist, Victor Brecheret, the man behind great references in the city of São Paulo, Brazil.

After the artist’s death, the property has never been occupied and during decades it served as a Foundation of part of his collection and a deposit. The architect Guilherme Torres was immediately attracted by its compact size (130 m²) and the privileged location in one of the most charming streets in the Jardins neighborhood in São Paulo.

Images Courtesy Denilson Machado – MCA Estúdio

  • Architect: Studio Guilherme Torres
  • Name of Project: Studio GT SP
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Year: 2010
  • Area: 130 m²
  • Photographs: Denilson Machado – MCA Estúdio


MonkMusic Studios, an East Hampton, New York Showcase by WSDG (designed using Autodesk Revit)

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Article source: WSDG

Grammy Winner Cynthia Daniels Debuts New Recording /Mixing Complex

Multi-Grammy winning engineer Cynthia Daniels, has added MonkMusic a sophisticated recording studio to her East Hampton home.  Catering to a first-tier client base, which includes ‘local’ residents Paul McCartney and Alec Baldwin required superb acoustics and elegant aesthetics.  To meet these goals, Daniels reached out to Walters-Storyk Design Group.

Interior View

  • Architect: WSDG
  • Name of Project: MonkMusic Studios… An East Hampton Showcase
  • Location: East Hampton, New York
  • Software used: Autodesk Revit


Stealth Barn in Norfolk, England by Carl Turner Architects

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Article source: Carl Turner Architects

Stealth Barn is a project that sits next to and complements Ochre Barn, a large threshing barn converted by CTA to a home and studio. This addition was to provide a self-contained unit that could equally act as a guest house, studio or meeting place, depending on time of year and workloads: a retreat, but also a place of inspiration, enjoyment and a place of work and home without compromising the experience of either. Sitting in the exposed expanse of the Cambridgeshire fens, it is a bold, simple form, reminiscent of the barn it accompanies. Placed perpendicular to the existing barn, it stands to create and define a slightly more sheltered and casual garden which melts into the fens. This clear and simple move also hints at the memory of a former farm yard.

Side elevation (Images Courtesy Carl Turner)

  • Architect: Carl Turner Architects
  • Name of Project: Stealth Barn
  • Location: Norfolk, England
  • Photographs: Carl Turner, Tim Crocker and Jeremy Phillips


Lightemotion Celebrates Ten Years Of International Success

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Article source: Lightemotion

Lightemotion Celebrates Ten Years Of International Success

One of North America’s pre-eminent lighting designers celebrates a decade of illuminating prestigious buildings, exhibits and events around the world.

2012 represents an important milestone for Lightemotion and its founder François Roupinian. It marks the first decade of the studio’s existence and signals ten years in which Roupinian’s brand of exciting lighting design has become known around the world. Lightemotion’s signature style has given it an international reputation through its work on major projects in Canada, Europe, the United States, Asia, and the Middle East.


Images Courtesy Lightemotion

Ten Years of Globe Trotting

Founded in 2002, Lightemotion’s origins are in the field of the performing arts and multimedia. The company has since expanded into other fields of expertise, such as architectural and museum lighting.

Roupinian has surrounded himself with a multidisciplinary and multicultural team that can manage projects in five languages. The scope of the company’s work is broad, including lighting plans for exhibitions (Museum of Strasbourg, National Museum of Singapore and the country’s national Library), as well as cabarets (at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas) and casinos such as the Revel Casino in Atlantic City (designer, Scéno Plus), which is due to be completed in 2012.

Images Courtesy Lightemotion

“We began with the event centres at the Revel Casino Resort but were soon commissioned to illuminate the casino itself and numerous other public spaces (designer, Scéno Plus), too,” says Roupinian. “This is currently one of the largest new build projects on the East Coast and we are being asked to design lighting for truly immersive environments throughout.”

Recently Lightemotion put its architectural lighting signature on the new Ajax Experience museum *, in recognition of AFC Ajax football club (architecture, Sid Lee, designer, gsmprjct) in Amsterdam; the Museo Nazionale dell’Automobile of Torino and the Wine Museum of Barolo in Italy; plus, the Auckland War Memorial Museum, marking its 80th anniversary. The Montreal studio also created the dramatic lighting design for the Canada Pavilion at Expo 2010 in Shanghai and the Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archeology traveling exhibit.


Images Courtesy Lightemotion

From flair to facilitation

Roupinian began designing lighting in the performance arts around 25 years ago. His flair for illuminating performance environments soon evolved into other types of lighting designs, firstly within exhibits, then interiors and on to lighting entire buildings.

“At Lightemotion we have a passion for light and an artistic vision that speaks for itself in our designs,” says Roupinian. “We are a diverse group of professionals with multiple talents and when we illuminate a building our main objective is to transcend convention and bring it to life, articulating form and reinforcing the brand in a dynamic way.”

However, Roupinian believes that artistic flair is just one part of the success he has achieved to date. He cites the process and methodology used as big factors in completing projects to the client’s satisfaction. Clients want to be wowed but they also want to be sure that they are working with a professional team, believes Roupinian: Lightemotion has a 98% customer retention rate.


Images Courtesy Lightemotion

Returning to Canada

In Canada, recent projects at the Cinémathèque Québecoise, the Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal, the interior of the Place des Arts and the church of St-John the Evangelist brought recognition to Roupinian in his hometown of Montreal. And, with new commissions such as the Cosmodôme Space Science Center, The Residences at the Ritz-Carlton and Montreal’s Complexe Desjardins, which will be opening in 2012, Lightemotion will become even more widely known in Canada.

“I’m very proud that we are participating in rejuvenation the Complexe Desjardins,” says Roupinian. “It’s a city institution, a place that everyone knows, and, we are giving it a new lease of life by designing a custom light fixture that creates a new dynamically lit environment.” Using LEDs, Lightemotion drastically reduces the energy requirements of the centre, while also creating a color-change effect that brings to life the space and the experience of those within it.”


Images Courtesy Lightemotion

“With these projects, we are ecstatic to have the opportunity of showcasing our expertise here in Canada,” says Roupinian. “Place des Arts and Complexe Desjardins are at the centre of Montreal culture, while the Cosmodôme will be a national tourist attraction. We hope that these signature projects will be enjoyed by visitors for years to come.”

As Lightemotion moves into its second decade, Roupinian takes with him an evermore diverse portfolio. Canada’s one of the premier lighting designers anticipates new challenges and continuing to work both nationally and internationally on projects ranging from exterior and interior designs for museums, hotels, restaurants, religious buildings and public spaces to traveling exhibitions and theater performances.

“Every project presents its own set of challenges and we look forward to them all,” says Roupinian.

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Yoga Deva in Gilbert, Arizona by blank studio architecture

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

Article source: blank studio architecture

Yoga Deva (deva is a Sanskrit word, meaning deity) creates an internal sequence of spaces whose primary impulse is to remove the visitor from the exterior visual environmental conditions in every way. Sited within a commercial condominium complex, the building is surrounded by asphalt parking, minimal planted islands of non-native decorative vegetation, and other buildings that are nearly indistinguishable from one to the next. This new internal environment offers an architectural and sequential chiaroscuro to the external strip-mall type reality and prepares the visitor for practice of inward meditation and contemplation.

Interior View (Images Courtesy Bill Timmerman, Timmerman Photography, Incorporated)

  • Architect: blank studio architecture
  • Name of Project: Yoga Deva
  • Location: Gilbert, Arizona, USA
  • Construction complete: July 2008
  • Photography: Bill Timmerman, Timmerman Photography, Incorporated
  • Clients: Shosh + Billy Vergara


THQ – Work At Play in Montréal, Canada by ID+S Design Solutions Inc.

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

Article source: ID+S Design Solutions Inc.

Montreal design firm id+s Design Solutions has won the Grands Prix du Design award 2011 for Office Design excellence across Quebec ( for 20,000 square feet and over) , for the offices of THQ, an American developer and publisher of video games located at 250 St-Antoine West, Montreal, Quebec. Id+s Design has also won this year for the executive offices of Astral Media for the category of Office Design category 5,000 sq. ft. to 20,000 sq. ft.

Interior View (Images Courtesy Claude-Simon Langlois)

  • Architect: ID+S Design Solutions Inc.
  • Name of Project: THQ – Work At Play
  • Location: 250 rue St-Antoine Ouest, Montréal, Canada
  • Project leader: Susie Silveri
  • Official name of project: THQ Studio
  • Photographer: Claude-Simon Langlois


Athletica Physio by Martha Franco

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

Article source: Martha Franco

Athletica Physio, by Martha Franco Architecture & Design, has been announced as a winner in the 2011 Grand Prix Du Design Awards.

The private physiotherapist’s office is just 1100 square feet in size but Martha Franco Architecture & Design’s role was a big one: to create a unique new brand for Athletica Physio, an all encompassing aesthetic that includes the design of all architectural interventions and interior design, plus furniture and all graphic elements from a logo and signage to business cards and stationary.

Athletica Physio


Artifacts in Omaha, Nebraska by Randy Brown Architects

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Article source: Randy Brown Architects

Kent Bellows (1949 – 2005) was a lifelong Nebraska Artist who has been recognized as one of America’s greatest masters of American Realism and was known as a mentor for friends, colleagues and burgeoning artists.

Image Courtesy Farshid Assassi

  • Architects: Randy Brown Architects
  • Project: Artifacts
  • Location: Omaha, Nebraska
  • Owner: Kent Bellows Studio and Center for Visual Arts
  • Construction: University of Nebraska Architecture Students
  • Photography: Farshid Assassi


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